La Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg-Octeville

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#1 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Normandy
La Cite de la Mer is a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects. You can explore an ocean diving area and a former French Army submarine. It is situated in the restored trans-Atlantic railway terminal in Cherbourg. The monument was built in 1933 and the museum was opened in 2002. Add La Cite de la Mer and other attractions to your Cherbourg-Octeville trip itinerary using our Cherbourg-Octeville vacation generator.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Worth the visit at least for the formidable. Children 5 and 6 years old loved the attraction we walked under the sea. The first 2 visits being long it did not the titanic. For the exhibition and the aquarium, I was disappointed. It's more like a museum than to an aquarium. Not enough fun for young children. More aimed at teenagers.
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  • August 17, 2017
    If you like exhibitions, fish, boats, you will be served. See the exhibition Titanic, the formidable submarine and the Aquarium. Attention, however, in the month of August, if it rains, you won't be alone!
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  • August 17, 2017
    The visit to La Cité de la Mer disappointed. The waiting time until you could buy a ticket amounted to at least 1 hour. Buy a ticket in advance is highly recommended! By large crowds in the morning was one of the attractions, Walking into the depths "not available/open. This made there have a discount on the admission fee applied. At ' Le Redoutable ' was also a queue. The exhibition of the Titanic was interesting, with pictures, movies, stories and reconstructed parts of the ship. The texts were both French and English and occasionally in Braille. By the big crowds seemed hardly/little free parking available. From the station, Gare de Cherbourg, it is 20-25 minutes ' walk away.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Fantastic day with the kids,highlight of the day a tour in English of the nuclear submarine spent over 4 hrs here made better by 2 for 1 entry when you show a Brittany ferry ticket check with ferry website to see if still running this great offer
  • July 11, 2017
    Fantastic place to spend four to five hours, with varied exhibits that could suit anyone and everyone. Well worth the seemingly high ticket price. A nice touch is that all exhibits have an "estimated time per visit" so you can plan accordingly.
  • August 17, 2017
    Very expensive. Titanic exposition it's only pics and vids. The aquarium is beatiful but not so big. The submarine is very interesting but the visit is too fast.
  • July 29, 2017
    Fantastic day out, the kids loved the activities, pitched at a good level for them. I found it fascinating too. Really worth a visit.
  • July 21, 2017
    I loved the place great place to go every thing looks like the future when you go in the bulging it's like your in on other land.

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